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Smell Research Project

May 25

Beatrice's flower smell project

Dear Diary,

The prairie in the valley around my farm is so beautiful today. Everywhere I look there are flowers blooming, so many colors, pinks, purples, whites, blues, and yellows.  I don’t know if my nose can survey all the flowers for my research I might sneeze a giant boulder onto our barn by the cliffs as Dad says. He thinks my sneezes might create an avalanche that comes down the bluffs onto our house.   I know he is kidding but Mom’s sneezes are much worse she has a double one.  She starts with a tiny, mouse-sized, sneeze that is followed by an enormous, dinosaur blast.  I am sorry I got a little lost here the topic is my Smell Project.

The good new is I did get to smell the Phlox blooming in the prairie and the Lilac bushes blooming by my house. I like the smell of both flowers so it is hard to decide which one scores the highest.

I think according to my smell chart, I rank both flowers as LOVELY.
Maybe I need to redo my chart since I am ranking a lot of flowers
as LOVELY lately.

Back to the Library

Apr 15

books from the library

The Kickapoo Valley Library is a beautiful building. It is very old, it was designed by an architect who was a student of FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.

Frank Lloyd Wright is a famous architect who is from Wisconsin.
His famous house and studio, Taliesin, are located in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright trained a lot of architects in Wisconsin. Mr. Wright’s style of architecture is called Prairie School.

There are a lot of Prairie School style buildings in Wisconsin, libraries, banks, houses, warehouses, garages, and even an airport in Madison.

Did you like my book report? I am still at the library now, and I have at least 12 books on my table related to Frank Lloyd Wright.

I like Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture because he believed that buildings should blend into the environment.

My Sweet Little Blue Bird

Apr 10

At night I open the the shades in my bedroom window and look up
into the sky. The sky is so dark, like my old home Tuvalu, and
so filled with millions and millions of stars, and planets.
The same stars and planets shine in the sky in Tuvalu and in
Wisconsin.

I listen at night on my radio to my favorite show.
Tonight I heard a great song for SPRING, “My Sweet Little Blue
Bird Girl.” I don’t remember the name of the singer but I liked
the song because it reminded me that it is SPRING!!

Myles’ favorite game

Jan 19

Today I played with Myles in our house after school since it was so cold outside. Brrr! He invented a game where he sits at the top of the back stairs in our house and drops his ball down the steps to me. Boing, boing, boing the ball bounces down each step to me as I try to catch it. I then throw the ball up the stairs to him and Myles catches it with his mouth and then waits for me to ask him to drop the ball down the steps again. Mom and dad said that Myles really taught me how to fetch well.

Myles toy ball is made from old plastic bottles and wood scraps. I don’t know how to make a toy like this. My mom told me that the U.S ‘s Forest Product Laboratory is in Madison, Wisconsin where scientists research about making new products from wood and recycled plastic.

Forest Products Laboratory USDA Forest Service in Madison.

What kind of games does your dog like to play?

Susan the weather vane

Jul 29

Susan the professional weathervaneMy crazy friend Susan the Hen wants to be a professional weather vane. Today we saw her sitting on top of our barn. We watched her for a long time. Sometimes Susan the hen would lift her left wing sometimes her right. Sometimes she stood up on the tip of the roof and spun around on her feet. I think she would make a good weather vane. But, there is one thing I don’t understand. Susan is a chicken, and chickens can’t fly. How did Susan get on roof of the barn to begin with?

Vertical Farming Tree

Jul 18

Vertical Farming TreeToday I visited one of the Vertical Farming Trees near our Earth Clubhouse. We have many Vertical Farming Trees around our farm. These trees are made by Kirby’s father out of metal. We grow most of our vegetables on these special trees. When it is Spring we plant the vegetable seeds in small holes on the trees’s branches. Recycled water, and nutrients flow through the metal branches of the trees to feed our growing vegetable plants.

Vertical Farming Trees help us use less land on our farm since the vegetable plants growing on these trees do not need to grow in the ground. We use less land on our farm for growing vegetables with these trees so we have more room to plant more native WISCONSIN plants in the ground to help the earth breathe better!